Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family history. Great Depression era. Relationship with parents. Early interest in technology and engineering. Graduated high school early.
College Education and Enlistment 5
City College of New York. Work in factories, offices, and testing labs while studying. Enlisted in 1945. Served in Europe. Wounded in battle. Sent home in 1946. GI Bill. Mechanical engineering degree.
Early Career 16
Engineer at Babcock and Wilcox Company. Boiler factory. Goodyear Aircraft. Learning on the job. Moving back to New York. Western Electric. Research and development. Kearney plant. Troubleshooting on the job. Assigned to wire wrapping. Dean Knapic. Eugene Kleiner.
Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory 27
Being asked to join Shockley Semiconductor. Moving to Palo Alto. Designing and building crystal growers. Commercial crystal growers. Working with Gordon E. Moore at Shockley. William Shockley after winning Nobel Prize.
Fairchild Semiconductor 50
Build up to the Fairchild 8 leaving Shockley Semiconductor. Discussions with Arnold Beckman. Early days at Fairchild Semiconductor. Crystal growing. Research and development. Working in the Transducer Division. Going overseas to set up assembly plants. Leaving Fairchild Semiconductor.
Thoughts on Gordon E. Moore. Life after Fairchild.